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President Bill Scott continues the great legacy of the DC LERA...
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The DC LERA Board of Governors invites you to the monthly luncheon meeting
November 19, 2014…

The Pending Trade Deals:
Risks, Opportunities, and Potential Power Shifts

Guest Speaker
Thea Lee
Deputy Chief of Staff, AFL-CIO

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) would eliminate tariffs on goods and services and generally harmonize dozens of regulations that can often complicate doing business across borders. Its supporters argue that the TPP free trade zone will counter China’s power in the region. Critics argue the TPP will not release the U.S. trade from dependence on China. The Mainland will simply join the open-to-all Partnership.

Secrecy is also red-hot issue. Incredibly, some of the language of the TPP is secret. Leaked excerpts suggest to some that the secrecy is intended to conceal the influence of powerful industrial and investment lobbyists. Click here to learn more AND register...

Joint October Luncheon with the WNDC

DC LERA President Bill Scott with October guest speaker, Nan Aron.
WNDC members and DC LERA Board members
with October guest speaker, Nan Aron
A question and answer period with WNDC and DC LERA members.

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Missed the October Meeting?

Lost in the Fine Print: How Forced Arbitration Harms Workers and Consumers
with speaker Nan Aron
President, Alliance for Justice

Buried in everyday agreements for many products, services, and jobs is fine print saying when you are harmed, you can’t go before an impartial jury or judge. Instead, these forced arbitration clauses send you to a decision-maker chosen by the company that wronged you.

The Industrial Relations Research Association was established in 1948. In December of that year, local members founded the Washington, D.C. Chapter of the IRRA, which became the Labor and Employment Relations Association (LERA) in 2005.  Click here to read more history. 

Venable LLP and Woman's National Democratic Club
Become Newest DC LERA Organizational Sponsors

Welcome to Venable LLP and the Woman's National Democratic Club (WNDC).

Venable LLP has built its firm based on a simple and enduring premise: "We see the world through the eyes of our clients."  The WNDC is the meeting place for Democrats in the nation's capitol. Click here to learn more.